New 2020 LG Gram 17

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  1. BENN0

    BENN0 Newbie

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    Are the 2020 models already readily available outside Korea?
    So far I have only found one model on the Costco site available. Everywhere else seems old models or pre-order for the 2020 models.
     
  2. iunlock

    iunlock 7980XE @ 5.4GHz

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    I think it's still on pre order for the US? The 17" is pretty sweet. I use the 15" for my daily driver and it has been phenomenal.
     
  3. undervolter0x0309

    undervolter0x0309 Notebook Evangelist

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    Saw this one in Costco in Seattle-area. It's going for $1499 and it's a beauty. My wife will definitely say NO -.-
    16:10 is where it's AT! (coding/productivity work)
    It's unbelievably light.
    Other info: 16gb and I believe 512gb.

    This would be a really good mid horse power machine and remoting one into your powerful ones.
     
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    AntonyN Newbie

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    Yeah, definitely caused me some anxiety! I'm happy to report back that my 2020 Gram has been working very well for me with the 40GB of memory. I added the Samsung 970 EVO as a second drive and it's very snappy. Coming from SATA SSDs, full speed NVMe drives kick butt! I'm using Bitlocker on the second drive and it is very usable. The only thing I haven't tried out yet is the Thunderbolt and HDMI ports - I'll report back if I have any issues with those.
     
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  5. AntonyN

    AntonyN Newbie

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    This is the model I have, purchased from Costco. The model on Amazon is $1846, but comes with a second 512GB SSD drive for 1TB total disk space. I got my 1TB Samsung 970 EVO for around $160, so the Amazon model definitely has a price premium on it vs my 1.5TB total disk space.

    My use case for the laptop is coding (IntelliJ Idea) and testing software in a virtual machine. This has been solid for me so far.
     
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  6. undervolter0x0309

    undervolter0x0309 Notebook Evangelist

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    Hello fellow coder!
    I'm surprised that processor can run virtual machines! That's pretty awesome, this looks like it can pack quite some punch!
    That 16:10 screen . I catch myself daydreaming about it at times xP

    Enjoy it extra for me!
     
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  7. hfm

    hfm Notebook Prophet

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    Coders unite!! This pretty much is the ultimate coding laptop, probably next to a MacBook Pro 16 (now that they've fixed that garbage keyboard) if you like macos.
     
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    magi44kenneth Notebook Enthusiast

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    I was hoping too it have two USB-C and one for charging.

    Can I ask you a few questions about your dual fan mod for the LG Gram 17 2019 model you did? I would like to do this mod if I'm going to get the Gram 17 2020. I wanted to see I can do it myself before purchasing the 2020 model.

    Reading from your description, I will need to the following items to replace the stock system.

    Two Fans:

    I will need to buy two fans that fit in the avaliable space.

    Q1: What features do I look for to be compatiable with the motherboard? Like voltage, amps and watts, etc.

    Q2: Do I have to use the ATTiny85v chip in order to wire the two fans together and connect to the motherboard? If yes, can you provide a more detail how to do this? Where to buy it?

    Q3: Adding an extra fan, does it still function normally as stock single fan like able to control the fan speed, sense temperature by the BIOS and Windows, etc.?

    Q4: How do you secure the two fans on the motherboard without using the stock screw holes? What tapes did you use to seal fan with heat fins?

    Heatpipe:

    Buy the correct dimension that fits in the laptop case and matches the length for two fans.

    Q1: I assume you only use Chip Quik solder to solder the heat pipe on top of the heat fins. Do I need to buy a specific type of Chip Quik solder?

    Q2: How did you secure this on the motherboard?

    Others

    Q1: How do you enable the CPU to use the higher speed with a limit of 25W.

    Q2: Can you provide the link where you purcahse the parts? This might make it easier for me to buy compatiable parts since Gram 2109 and 2020 model have similar heat management.

    Thanks for all your help in advance.
     
  9. Harmful

    Harmful Notebook Enthusiast

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    ThrottleStop shows "FIVR Control - Locked" and doesn't accept undervolting offsets for this laptop.
    This could be due to Intel's plundervolt security vulnerability patch.
    However, you can undervolt in the BIOS.

    *Do this at your own risk. I take no responsibility for any damage that may occur*

    Hit F2 during bootup (LG splashscreen) to enter BIOS
    Ctrl Alt F7 to unlock advanced features
    Advanced > Intel Advanced Menu > Overclocking Performance Menu
    Enable Overclocking Feature
    Set a negative offset to Processor/GT/Ring/Uncore to change the ThrottleStop equivalent of CPU Core/Intel GPU/CPU Cache/System Agent.
    I set Processor/GT/Ring to -75/-65/-75 mV and it helps reduce thermal throttling although doesn't eliminate it.

    For the more adventurous, there are options to increase TDP, overclocking and thermal limits. The processor has a configurable TDP of 15-25W although I'm not sure if the BIOS can override the default 15. Given the chassis already struggles with 15W, I doubt it can handle 25W.
     
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